Cognos Reporting System

Creating a single, efficient reporting solution for financial management

The Office of University Controller (OUC) has been charged with developing the Cognos Reporting System as the single reporting solution for the University of Colorado. Through Cognos, we offer on-demand reports to suit common departmental financial management needs. We also provide training, documentation, and support to facilitate knowledgeable use of the Cognos Reporting System. We consult with campus controller staff and campus users to ensure that Cognos reports are developed to serve their financial data needs.


The University of Colorado has other Cognos content. We therefore use the m-Fin brand to distinguish the on-demand reports developed for this initiative. m-Fin stands for management financial.  m-Fin reports are: Cognos technology; for internal CU use; drawn on financial data from CU's Central Information Warehouse (CIW); tuned for performance with reasonable run times; developed with input from CU administrative financial data users; and, published and maintained by CU's Office of University Controller (OUC).

Cognos Reporting System Team

In the OUC, Carl Sorenson and Sarju Khadka work with the campus users for input on development of Cognos reports. They also collaborate with University Information Systems (UIS) and Information Research Management (IRM) on development of the Cognos data model, enhancement of CIW database infrastructure, and Cognos software support. Carl and Sarju are joined by other members of the OUC staff in testing, training, and supporting CU's use of the Cognos Reporting System for financial management.

Communication and Training

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  • Online Cognos m-Fin courses in SkillSoft (access through your portal)
  • In-person Cognos m-Fin classes on your campus (contact your campus finance office for information)
  • Cognos Reporting System Learning Resources

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